January 29, 2024

Battersea Arts Centre, London

The Rest of Our Lives 12 performances 7 - 22nd June BSL  interpreted performances with Katie Fenwick 13th & 15th June Book Now the-rest-of-our-lives
January 29, 2024

A Brief History of Difference

This February premier, performances in Newport and Cardiff, South Wales Then to Ageless Festival, Leeds 13th July at Yorkshire Dance
January 29, 2024

Butterfly Soup 2024

Jo will return to Butterfly Soup to lead a session on the 15th April at Ardour Academy in Roath, Cardiff. Butterfly Soup is a weekly evening Creative Queer Meet-up. To find out more see the LINK
January 5, 2024

UNSOLVED

A RESEARCH WORKSHOP LED BY ARTIST JO FONG AND DAS CLARK’S DAR

Happy New Year! DAR and Jo begin 2024 in the studio on a new work called A Brief History of Difference. They will be hosting an Open Studio on the 11th January, 3-5pm in the Basement at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre Feeling different and being seen as different is complicated business. It can be exciting, distressing, temporary, permanent, liberating, advantageous, dangerous and a cause for celebration. A Brief History of Difference is an interactive theatre/performance piece rooted in conversation, knowledge sharing, questioning and personal narrative that seeks to open up new ways of thinking about and experiencing what it means to be different and to find a sense of belonging as a person of difference. Part creative workshop, part conversation, the session will use physical and discursive tasks drawn from the creative process. Jo and Dee invite you to join them in considering some tricky questions around the subjects of difference, identity, positioning and belonging. In this workshop we will move, share, listen, play, be curious and keep in mind that our key questions will, most likely, remain unsolved and that that’s ok! “The emerging artistic practice is an evolving, collaborative approach which puts ideas around belonging or forming community in the forefront. Each time we share this with people the learning around this project moves forward and begins to form.” Jo and DAR Who is the session suitable for? This workshop is for anyone interested in different perspectives. Everyone aged 16+ is welcome and especially people who diverge from the norm in any way and their friends and allies! Find out more and how to book LINK
 
December 24, 2023

Pics from our Viet Nam visit 2023

Photos from our performance of The Rest Of Our Lives at the Labor Culture Palace in Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam LINK   Photos of Jo And George’s new creation called Picking Up Leaves And Kicking Cans Ho Chi Minh City 2023 LINK British Council VN season 2023 Supported by British Council and Wales Arts International Images by Kiet Tuan
 
August 11, 2023

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Jo and George will be heading out to Viet Nam this Nov/Dec 2023   We will collaborating with SaigonTheatreland and Life Art on a project called the Ecology of Community. The five week visit will bring people together the idea being that if the arts and artists are to thrive, community will be essential. There will be workshops, conversation, lunches, walks, performances of The Rest of Our Lives with our fantastic translator Tham Tran. We'll be working with students at  Trường Đại Học Sân Khấu - Điện Ảnh Hà Nội  thanks to artist Nguyen Hoang Tung and the trip culminates in a  creative process with 9 artists creating a new Physical Theatre performance at the HCMC Labor Culture Palace. This project has received funding and generous support from British Council Wales / Viet Nam and Wales Arts International. There are many people who have helped this ambitious project get into motion including Thu Dang, Rebecca Gould and An Le... Planning continues.....   In the meantime, George and I would be really happy to chat with UK based Viet Nam artists. Please do get in touch.  
August 11, 2023

The Rest of Our Lives

Autumn Tour 2023
Created and performed by Jo Fong and George Orange
We're heading back out on the road this autumn with the incredible Katie Fenwick providing integrated BSL interpretation at most venues. Book your ticket now and join us in a town near you...
📆 Thu 21 Sept - CANTERBURY The Marlowe Theatre BSL bit.ly/TROOLcan
📆 Wed 27 Sept - EPSOM The Horton Epsom BSL bit.ly/TROOLeps
📆 Thu 28 Sept - READING South Street Arts Centre BSL bit.ly/TROOLrea
📆 Sat 30 Sept - MARGATE Cliftonville Cultural Space BSL bit.ly/TROOLcli
📆 Fri 6 Oct - NORWICH The Garage Norwich BSL the-rest-of-our-lives
📆 Thu 12 Oct - EASTLEIGH The Point bit.ly/TROOLeas
📆 Sat 22 Oct - CROYDON Stanley Arts events
📆 Wed 25 Oct - CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Junction BSL bit.ly/TROOLcam
📆 Thu 26 Oct - COLCHESTER Lakeside Theatre BSL bit.ly/TROOLcol
📆 Sat 28 Oct - FARNHAM Farnham Maltings BSL booking soon
📆 Fri 3 Nov - BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Dance South West bit.ly/TROOLpav
📆 Fri 10 Nov - LEICESTER Attenborough Arts Centre BSL bit.ly/TROOLlei
With thanks to the House SE Theatre Network.
June 23, 2023

Documentation How Shall We Begin Again?

In Nov 2022, Neurolive commissioned the first iteration of How Shall We Begin Again? which took place at Siobhan Davies Studios. Take a look at the videos and images from the epic 16 hour project. Neurolive Performance-2
June 22, 2023

Encounters Festival Leeds 2023

Yorkshire Dance have invited Jo and Dee Rogers to co-host a workshop and contribute to discussions are part of Encounters / Performing Gender Encounters-taking-space Encounters festival unites people from all walks of life, bringing together a community of activists, to share food, conversation, workshops and performance here in Leeds. Our next Encounters will take place on 7 - 8 July. Check out the link for the full programme whats-on   Part of: Performing Gender: Dancing in your Shoes

Sat 8 Jul, 11:30am

Pay As You Feel Venue: Studio 1, Yorkshire Dance
June 22, 2023

Workshop in Bristol

Jo will be leading a four hour afternoon session in Bristol on 11th July as part of a week long collection of events that involve dancing everyday.

I, we and wider // Dance Summer Series

WHERE The Mount Without
Impermanence Presents: A week-long Summer series of Dance workshops and events with Kip Johnson and guests. Morning Class with Kip / Mon - Fri Afternoon Workshops with visiting Artists / Mon - Thurs To book for the whole week - hdfst.uk/E91159
For individual days - https://hdfst.uk/i--we-and-wider
Jo's session is Pay-What-You-Like
Due to capacity, please do book in advance